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Shon Hocker accepts offer to be Dickinson superintendent
Democrats urge Burgum to form bipartisan commission to look at state budget
Energy Transfer Partners makes largest donation ever to University of Mary capital project
The 'Lost 74': ND vet who survived shipwreck wants victims remembered as Vietnam War casualties
crime and courts
nation and world
Cass County project would be North Dakota's first major solar array
ND medical marijuana deadline extended after snafu
Bank of North Dakota reports 14th consecutive year of record profits
Commentary: Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400
The gift of a supportive mother-in-law
place a business brief
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Trump announces support for year-round E15 sales
Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
Oil companies differ on plans to drill near Lake Sakakawea
State makes recommendations on federal carbon regulations
U.S. consumers who have store-bought romaine lettuce should 'throw it away immediately,' CDC says
Area pagans, Wiccans explain ancient festivals that mark spring, summer
George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot
Welcome to Sarah's Culinary Q & A: How to slice an onion without crying
Field event performances carry Lady Midgets to third place
Midgets wiped out in home opener against Jamestown
National-worthy numbers: Five Blue Hawks qualify for NAIA meet
After Wild are eliminated, it remains to be seen if this was Matt Cullen's last NHL game
Field hustles home as Rays beat Twins in 10
Commentary: The fight over online sales taxes cannot be about fairness
Many people benefit when we strive to become our best
COLUMN: New law doesn't improve hiring process for superintendent
Analysis: Nikki Haley's extraordinary rebuke of the White House
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
LaVonne M. Dill
Marie L. Kaiser
Finnly Jay Simonieg
Rep. Josh Boschee
Louis L. Owen
A century of loving life, loving art: Dillon has plenty of parties planned
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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November 26, 2013
Bakken: A TV show made for me
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. Bakken, in Norwegian, means “the hill.” My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. We don’t have a Lena on our family tree, but there’s a Sven or two. I also have the complexion of a Norwegian,...
November 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 8, 2013
Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn't even count the cost of prom. The study's precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old's...
October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
September 20, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding
Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. My ticker never would have stood up to the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 15, 2013
Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day
There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. I'm...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being
The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. The most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked North Dakota as the 19th happiest state, based on interviews with residents. A year earlier, the Roughrider State was...
August 27, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 8, 2013
Bakken: Another take on the news
No news is good news. Most news is bad news. And, news happens when man bites dog, not when dog bites man. There's a fourth way of defining news. My way.
August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard
Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it's usually not a summer vacation destination spot. It was this summer, however, for Bob and Jen Westerfield and their family, including 5-year-old twins Ben and Boyd and 3-year-old Elle. The Dayton, Ohio, family spent 42 road...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore
A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. South Dakotans likely are not happy about this development, given the stone presidents are their biggest tourist attraction. But Chuck Haga, fellow Herald curmudgeon and my newsroom cubicle next-door neighbor,...
July 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco
Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. That isn't necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however. Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in Griggs County, passed a tobacco ban in...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about
We're coming. We're coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Those footsteps you hear are from North Dakotans. According to recently released U.S. Census figures, Minnesota's population grew by only 1.4 percent from 2010 to 2012. Meanwhile, North Dakota's population grew by 4 percent in the...
March 20, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 14, 2012
Bakken: They're the UND 'team to be named later'
GRAND FORKS -- Recently, some University of North Dakota athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used "Green and White" to refer to the university's athletes. One word of free advice from the crusty former sports scribe: Don't. Let the scab heal. Some...
November 14, 2012 - 12:14am